Analyst Research Report
Campus Network Security and NAC are Ripe for Market Disruption
Hybrid work is now the norm, with much of today’s workforce alternating between corporate offices and remote locations. Today, most enterprises use different products to secure user access in campus networks compared with remote workers. For remote work, enterprises primarily invest in VPN or ZTNA technologies. In campus environments, enterprises invest in NAC products, and/or deploy enhanced security capabilities.
As employees shift to hybrid work (whereby they work regularly both remotely and in the office), this use of multiple products is inefficient, as it leads to:
- Remote workers having different experiences
- Separate policy engines, that requires policies in multiple places, increasing the likelihood of inconsistency
- Swivel chair troubleshooting across multiple consoles
- Paying for two separate products and the associated management infrastructure
*Gartner® ,“Campus Network Security and NAC are Ripe for Market Disruption,” Andrew Lerner, Nat Smith, John Watts, March 7, 2022. The report discusses the need for extending ZTNA products to be applied in campus environments as the workforce shifts to hybrid work.
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